Vintage guide

The magic of the wines

The magic of the wines of Château des Estanilles
A secret to be shared

Our wines have unique character and flavour, a fine, elegant structure of silky tannins, excellent fruit notes and outstanding ageing potential.

This is thanks to a combination of several factors: the Faugères grape varieties, the rare geology of our schist-dominant area, the south-facing hillsides, vines farmed with respect for nature and its balance, and the knowledge and dedication of artisan winegrowers committed to coaching the very best from their land.


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La Grande Cuvée – Château des Estanilles

  • 1994-1996 Drink it.
  • 1995-1997 Ready to drink!
  • 1998 Drinking now ; can wait another 3 – 4 years.
  • 1999-2000 Drinking very well now.
  • 2001 Keep, or decant for two hours before serving.
  • 2002 Drinking very well now…
  • 2003 Keep.
  • 2004-2005-2006 Its fruit flavours can be enjoyed now, but will improve over 4 – 6 years.